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Nov 1, 2018

By Cristina Tomaino

Bill 148 and Bill 47: Understanding the Changing Landscape of Labour and Employment Law in Ontario

In our blog immediately following the Ford government’s announcement of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act we outlined the notable prop...

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Oct 23, 2018

By Susan Crawford

BREAKING NEWS: Making Ontario Open for Business Act

  The Ford government’s newly proposed Making Ontario Open for Business Act would repeal a substantial number of amendments made by Bill...

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Aug 9, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

No Need to Get Testy: Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador Reinstates Employee after Improper Employer Drug-Testing

The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador recently denied an employer’s appeal from a grievance arbitration decision holding that it w...

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Jul 12, 2018

Arbitrator holds that Floater Days are not a Greater Right or Benefit in light of new PEL Rules

A recent labour arbitration decision has determined that the three paid floater days provided in a collective agreement did not constitute a greate...

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Jun 15, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Random Drug Testing, A Suncor Update: Common Sense Prevails (For Now) As Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Unifor’s Application For Leave To Appeal

You may recall that on October 19, 2017 we reported on the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Suncor Energy Inc. and Unifor Local 707A (&l...

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May 24, 2018

Employer’s Decision to Refuse Employment to Medicinal Cannabis User Supported by Arbitrator

On August 1, 2018, the government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana will come into effect and employers will be faced with questions ...

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Mar 29, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Equal Pay for Equal Work: It’s No April Fool’s Joke and Could Cost You If You Aren’t Ready

As we all know, the majority of the sweeping legislative changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and to the Labour Relati...

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Mar 8, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Dave’s Not Here Man…His Termination for Smoking Dope at Work was Upheld

On August 1, 2018 (maybe) the federal government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana will come into effect and no doubt, employers will...

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Jan 4, 2018

2017 In Review: A Look Back At The Top Cases And Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

With major legislative amendments made to the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety ...

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Nov 30, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Bill 148 Passes Last Hurdle with Further Significant Amendments Proclaimed into Law

Bill 148 – the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017.  This controversial legislation has b...

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Nov 16, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

They Do Exist! Unionized Employers Do Have Management Rights – Just Be Careful How You Exercise Them

A recent case involving the Association of Justice Counsel was before the Supreme Court of Canada for a pronouncement on the exercise of management...

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Oct 19, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Policy

From the beginning, employers and unions have been on opposite sides of the debate over drug and alcohol testing in the workplace: employers place ...

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Sep 14, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Back to Work: Liberals continue to Push Ahead with Bill 148

This past Monday it was back to work for the Ontario Government as the legislature resumed session. Over the course of the summer there had been co...

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Aug 3, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

It’s Not Too Late To Say Sorry: BC Labour Relations Board Reinstates (Eventually) Remorseful Nurse Terminated for Privacy Breach

Privacy issues in employment are gaining more and more attention these days, particularly in the health care sector.  The importance of privac...

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Jun 8, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Court Tells Union to Mind its Own Business and Not the Employer’s… (at least sometimes)

Earlier this year the British Columbia Court of Appeal issued a decision that should assist unionized employers dealing with accommodating employee...

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Jun 1, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

New Proposed Labour Legislation is a “No Wynne” for Employers

Earlier this week the Ontario government announced that controversial changes to the province’s labour laws were on the horizon.  While ...

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Mar 23, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

T.T.See Ya Later! Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Fare Collector for Uttering Threats

A long-term Toronto Transit Commission employee who was fired for uttering death threats has lost his bid for reinstatement.  We wish this was...

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Dec 22, 2016

By Mike MacLellan

The UFC Illustrates a Cautionary Tale - Does the “U” Now Stand for “Unionized”?

If you have been following mainstream mixed martial arts (“MMA”) for very long, like I have, it does not come as much of a surprise tha...

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Dec 8, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

You Can Be Replaced: Feds Not Interested In Banning Replacement Workers During Strikes

You may recall CCPartners writing about legislative changes in the federal jurisdiction over the last couple of years: first with optimism in Jan...

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